Maira Kalman + Jane Austen = sublime!

Both Jane Austen and Maira Kalman have been on my mind. What a pleasure, then, to come across this characteristically fabulous painting by Kalman:

"Jane Austen" by Maira Kalman

“Jane Austen” by Maira Kalman

Historically accurate with regard to period detail? No. Did Jane Austen have a dog? Who knows? Does it matter? Not a whit.